Tag Archive | "walnuts"

{Chunky Monkey} Banana Ice Cream

Friday, July 18, 2014


This creamy banana custard ice cream studded with chocolate and walnut chunks is incredibly satisfying and sweet. It's the perfect treat for all of the little monkeys in your life, as well as a great way to celebrate this special month dedicated to ice cream.

Roasted Brussels Sprouts & Caramelized Onions

Wednesday, May 7, 2014


Enjoy this decadent side dish of Brussels sprouts warm (mixed with blue cheese, walnut and dried cranberries), or chop up the leftovers and serve them over greens for a cold {sweet & savory} salad. And yes, Brussels sprouts can be decadent.

Pear, Walnut & Blue Cheese Salad

Monday, April 16, 2012


This trendy salad is easy to make at home and can turn a normal meal into something a little bit more gourmet. Even if you're not a blue cheese fan the combo of apples and/or pears and nuts is refreshing and can be paired with many other cheeses.

Apple Walnut Granola

Sunday, November 20, 2011


Top your yogurt with this nutrient-packed granola baked with applesauce instead of oil for a healthy and filling meal or snack.

The Next Best Thing to Robert Redford

Tuesday, May 31, 2011


This rich, creamy and chocolaty dessert definitely isn't for the weak. A little bit of the buttery cookie crust topped with vanilla-chocolate pudding and whipped cream goes a long way.

Russian Tea Cakes

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

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Russian Tea Cakes (also known as Mexican Wedding Cookies) remind me of miniature snowballs. In my family, we always make these at Christmas but they are also served at weddings.

Mini Pumpkin Muffins

Thursday, September 16, 2010


I recently made my pumpkin bread in the form of mini muffins. With the addition of chopped walnuts on top and a layer of cream cheese frosting in the middle, I transformed some of them into little cupcake bites, perfect for a dessert party or an afternoon treat.

Chocolate Nut Clusters

Wednesday, September 8, 2010


These rich, no-bake, chocolate nut clusters are so simple to make. And they keep well for a long time in a sealed container in the refrigerator.

Blue Cheese & Walnut Grapes

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

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This simple hors d'oeuvre is a crowd-pleaser and very easy to make. With the health benefits of grapes and walnuts, it was a perfect addition to my Tapas For a Cure menu.

Mini Banana Nut Oatmeal Muffins

Monday, June 28, 2010

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These muffins are a great source of fiber, protein and vitamins with the oats, nuts and bananas. I like making them in miniature so that they are just the right size for my son.

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